Tomorrow is the day we've all been waiting for. After billions of dollars spent, thousands of campaign ads run, and hundreds of parody Twitter accounts created, America will finally elect or re-elect a president. We couldn't be more excited for this brief, sublime break from watching campaign coverage, before we do it all over again with Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton in 2016. (Because what's more American than baseless speculation of an election four years away?)
If there's been a high point of this bitter campaign season, it has to have been the number of funny, viral videos that have existed as a way to cope with—and laugh at—a maddeningly long electoral process. While literally thousands have been made, I was able to narrow down 25 favorites, many of which have previously appeared as part of this fine site's peerless, Pulitzer-quality electoral coverage. And, as a registered Independent, I tried to be as bipartisan as possible in picking and ranking them. I probably failed, which will make you all angry at me. Emotions are high, I get it. Give me your hate now. Save a punchout with a Romney or Obama supporter tomorrow.
25 (TIE). Barack Obama at the Al Smith Dinner
25 (TIE). Mitt Romney at the Al Smith Dinner
Neither speech was a work of comedic genius, but both had some good zingers, both showed class to the opponent, and both took the opportunity to make fun of Joe Biden. That's bipartisanship we can all agree on.
23. Mr. Burns Endorses Romney
An obvious joke—super-rich Mr. Burns supports the super-rich Mr. Romney—made funny by use of the term "Mormon Mensch."
22. Girl Tired of the Election
Cute kid videos are a dime a dozen on the Internet, but this one hit home for a nation tired of the election and ready to refocus on more important things. Like the NFL and what's going on with Brody on "Homeland."
21. Larry David: "Eh, It Could've Been Worse"
Larry David, master of deadpan and awkward honesty, delivers the campaign ad Obama would probably shy away from: Hey, shit sucks, but it could've been worse!